They said we were Sussex Red, our humans aren't sure we look the part

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by alittlebirdytoldme, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. alittlebirdytoldme

    alittlebirdytoldme New Egg

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    We were sold as Red Sussex hens but our owners don't think we look much like it. What do you think we are?

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  2. andehens

    andehens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rhode Island Reds?
     
  3. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Mine look just like that. My RIR's have black tail feathers.
     
  4. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    With light down and white tail feathers, they're probably red sex links.

    Pretty crossbred girls who will give you a ton of eggs. Usually very sweet tempered too.

    What a cute coop! [​IMG]
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Production Reds.

    You should get some nice, big brown eggs.
     
  6. The Monkey Mama

    The Monkey Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, they look just like my Rhode Island Red [who may be a production red, she doesn't have any black on her].

    They are supposed to be great layers. I hope you didn't get scammed on the price though.

    Kelly
     
  7. c.wilson

    c.wilson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are either:

    - RIR
    - Production Reds
    - Red Sex - Links
     
  8. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I agree, production reds or maybe RSLs.
     
  9. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red Sex-Links. They have white in their tails.
     
  10. alittlebirdytoldme

    alittlebirdytoldme New Egg

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    We paid $13 each which wasn't bad. Most of the hens were going for $10 to $15 for ISA browns and other generic brown egg layer types with high egg output, so I don't think we got ripped off. Not for this area anyways [​IMG]

    They are very sweet girls, very mellow and we get 4 eggs most days 3 once in a while, even in winter without supplemented light, so that is nice. They seem happy so we must be doing something right [​IMG]

    Thanks for all the info!

    If the bylaw is ever amended to allow more hens, we will get more and be more selective and specific about what we want, and get some pretties [​IMG]
     

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